MORRISTOWN, NJ – Winning a county title all four years of your high school days is a rare occurrence in Morris County, especially amongst public schools.
The boys swimming team of Morristown High is in that rare company now.
Taking four out of eleven events, the Colonials raced to the team title with 230 points, good for its fourth straight county crown.
Michael Macchia took home Morristown’s only individual title with a victory in the 100-meter backstroke race with a time of 56.82.
Macchia was also part of a 200-yard medley relay winning team and a 400-meter freestyle relay squad, the latter of which broke a Morris County record. Tommy Cromie, Dennis DeLargy, and Justin Viotto combined with Macchia to break the mark with a 3:38.86 time.
Morristown also broke a Morris County record in the shorter 200-meter freestyle relay race. The time of 1:38.84 was set by DeLargy, Derek He, Owen Breslin, and Patric Hyland.
The Colonials came up short of the team title on the girls side, taking 2nd overall with 247.5 points, more than 40 behind champions Chatham.
However, Morristown did win the 200-meter freestyle relay and beat Chatham’s record from a year ago with a time of 1:49.41. Meghan Crowley, Emily Skilton, Victoria Ratliff and Nicole Barkemeyer made up that battery.
Grace Miller took home second in two events in another notable performance on the day, those coming in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.